Our Leader John recently spent a week in Snowdonia, brushing up on his skills and training for his Mountain Leader assessment - keep reading to find out how he got on... As part of WWESU's ongoing programme of Leader development, last week I headed off to undertake my Mountain Leader training at Plas Y Brenin, … Continue reading Mountain Leader Training
What comes to mind when you think of Easter? Bunnies, too much chocolate, a few treasured days off work? Well, our Easter weekend was spent up in the Lake District, tackling activities such as sailing, canoeing, hiking and outdoor climbing. Thursday evening saw us heading up the M1 (along with what felt like half of … Continue reading Life in the Lakes: Easter Camp
(Thanks to Kamran for the title...) In February half-term 12 members of Wild Wolf ESU did a five-day Winter Hillwalking course at renowned outdoor centre Glenmore Lodge in Scotland. The week saw us greatly improving our winter mountaineering skills and trying lots of new things (think snow shoes and shovel-up shelters...), in the beautiful Cairngorms … Continue reading Glenmore Lodge Winter Hillwalking – it’s snow joke!
Last weekend we headed up to the Peak District for our annual Winter Camp. We spent two days hiking, abseiling and exploring caves, and a few of our younger Explorers have written about their experiences below: "The weekend was great!!! We spent two (and a bit) days in Peak District, after about a four hour … Continue reading A Scouting Start to 2018
Situated in Scotland's Cairngorm mountain range, Glenmore Lodge is one of the UK's leading outdoor centres. In February 2018, six Explorers, three Networkers and three Leaders will be heading up there to do a winter hillwalking course and explore the incredible Scottish Highlands. Last weekend we drove up to Snowdonia in Wales to do some … Continue reading Gearing up for Glenmore Lodge
It's 4pm on Saturday. The gates are about to open for the biggest event in our calendar: our annual community fireworks display.
Our annual community fireworks display is THIS SATURDAY! All of us here at Wild Wolf ESU are very excited for our ninth display, which promises to be the best one yet – and we hope that you are too! To help you plan your visit, we’ve put together this handy guide of all the things … Continue reading FIREWORKS 2017: Everything You Need to Know
ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED (but don't worry, tickets will still be available on the gate!) Our 100th blog post brings you an update on the preparations for our Scout Park fireworks display on the 4th November. With only two weeks to go, set up for the day is well underway and lots of tickets have … Continue reading Fireworks 2017 Update – Online Booking Now CLOSED
With many new Explorers having joined us in September, we decided to run a weekend camp to introduce them to the Unit. To give them a taste of what WWESU is all about, we spent one day doing watersports and the other hiking - two classic Wild Wolf activities! Friday evening saw a group of … Continue reading Welcome to WWESU: Autumn Camp
There's only one month left until our annual Fireworks Display and Bonfire returns to Scout Park on the 4th November. A community and family favourite which attracts over 2,000 people, this year's event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before! Naturally, however, this means that a lot of organisation and preparation is needed to … Continue reading Firing up for Fireworks 2017